Free walking tour of the Fortportal-Kasenda crater lakes.

Duration: 4h
Languages: English
Guru: Robert
Registered on August 26, 2021

Am an English speaking freelance tourist guide been doing tours for over five years. I studied tourism at the university and so passionate about nature and wildlife, and about using tourism as a tool for conservation and restoration. I volunteer with the Lake Nkuruba Nature Reserve as a conservationist ensuring the restoration of indigenous tree species and extending the forest cover. No wonder it's at this place i normally meet with the people i walk around.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Exploring Fortportal Crater Lakes!
Known for the highest concentration of crater lakes per square kilometer in the world, exploring Fortportal's crater lakes is an extraordinary experience.

Start at Lake Nkuruba where you can see over four species of monkeys and the oldest of the 52 different crater lakes around the Mountains of the Moon,

Proceed to the Ndali kasenda crater lakes, each lake has its own charm, Nyinambuga lake is one of the largest and most beautiful, now its photo appears on Uganda's 20,000 shillings banknote.

During this tour there is an option to visit the local vanilla farmer who shows you his vanilla farm, all the process from planting to pollination and harvesting, finally the drying process. However it's much better when you buy some vanilla from him otherwise he requires a small fee to show you around.

This tour goes beyond just the crater lakes as it takes you through the local villages seeing how the locals live, banana plantation, local market especially every Monday and Thursday there is a local farmers market.

You can choose to have lunch at the local restaurant or return to Lake Nkuruba Nature Reserve for lunch at the Nkuruba lakeside resort.

This tour lasts 3-4 hours but there is the option to jump on bodabodas in case you get tired along the way yet another great experience. Bodaboda is a local motorcycle taxi.

* trekking boots
*Rain jacket
*Hat- from 🌞
Some physical fitness is required

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Lake Nkuruba Nature Reserve & Communi...
    Lake Nkuruba Nature Reserve & Community Campsite, Fort Portal, Uganda
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    I will be at Lake Nkuruba nature reserve and community campsite. Just ask for Robert Mugi.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Lake Nyinambuga

    One of the biggest crater lakes we have and very beautiful lake. Indeed because of its beauty it's picture appears on the 20k Uganda shillings bank note.

  • 2
    Outside visit
    Lake Nkuruba Nature Reserve & Community Campsite

    This tour begins from here and at this point you expect to see the oldest of the crater lakes Nkuruba, at this same place also there is four monkey species that call it home, lots of bird species among others.

  • 3
    Outside visit
    Rwenzori Mountains National Park

    We won't necessarily hike the Rwenzori mountain 🏔️ but on a good day through out our walk we will have very nice views of these mountains of the moon. The view is very clear especially during the rainy seasons at some point snow can also be seen.

  • 4
    Outside visit
    Rwaihamba Masjid

    Rwaihamba Village stands as the largest and most vibrant village nestled within the picturesque crater lakes area of Kasenda in Fort Portal, Uganda. Renowned as a traditional center, this charming village boasts a unique cultural allure that captivates visitors from around the globe. Every Monday and Thursday, Rwaihamba Village transforms into a bustling marketplace, creating an atmosphere teeming with energy and vitality.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Jolien 02 Apr 2024

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Travelled alone - Apr 2024
It was awesome
Mladen 08 Apr 2023
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Travelled in couple - Apr 2023
Robert was great, he is smart, educated, the tour that he has created is really wonderful and we were so happy with him. This was our highlight of the visit in fort portal.
Janine 28 Feb 2023

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Travelled in couple - Feb 2023
Es war eine schöne Wanderung. Robert zeigte uns das lokale Dorf und drei der Kraterseen, welche wirklich schön waren.
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour requires the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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